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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Marmaduke » 5 February 2020, 19:58

I’m just finishing up with the first season of Westworld again. I liked it a lot the first time round, but I think this is the third time I’ve watched it now and I feel like I enjoy it more for different reasons every time.

I’m ready to put it up there and say it’s possibly this best season of television made in recent years. It’s between this and the first season of True Detective for me.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby John27 » 6 February 2020, 02:48

I'm continuing to watch ChiPs Season 5. As I watch old TV shows, I often do research about individual episodes. I wonder about an actor. Or I want to learn about a location featured. Whatever.

I'm doing this with ChiPs Season 5. This research has been a depressing experience in that at least 2 actors later died of AIDS.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Derek » 6 February 2020, 04:56

Marmaduke wrote:I’m just finishing up with the first season of Westworld again. I liked it a lot the first time round, but I think this is the third time I’ve watched it now and I feel like I enjoy it more for different reasons every time.

I’m ready to put it up there and say it’s possibly this best season of television made in recent years. It’s between this and the first season of True Detective for me.

I think the pilot is the best pilot of any show I've seen.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby René » 6 February 2020, 09:06

Marmaduke wrote:I’m just finishing up with the first season of Westworld again. I liked it a lot the first time round, but I think this is the third time I’ve watched it now and I feel like I enjoy it more for different reasons every time.

I’m ready to put it up there and say it’s possibly this best season of television made in recent years. It’s between this and the first season of True Detective for me.

I can't wait to rewatch Westworld sometime. I'm sure there are so many things you miss the first or second time.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby rxxli » 6 February 2020, 15:29

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Subra wrote:Still haven't finished Star Trek Discovery season 2, I started watching it 8 months ago.

In reality you probably don’t want to finish it. I think I gave up on modern star-trek remakes. They are basically polished shit that misses the whole point of the original.

I thought Discovery got much better than it was in the beginning. :shrug:

And what about the Picard series? I haven't seen any of it yet, but I figure the fact that Patrick Stewart not only approves of it but is actually excited about it is a good sign.

Apparently the rest of season 1 was better. Season 2 was apparently utter trash.

Picard... they made a joke out of federation apparently. Seeing the following video has really turned me off actually watching it.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 1 March 2020, 15:33

Episode 1 of season 12 of drag race.....

I dont know if it was because of the split premiere but i genuinely liked all 7 of the queens in this episode

Gigi goode: i have my money on her for the win. She's fashion but really quick witted. Ive known her pre drag race and apparently so did a lot of the other queens. I get Aquaria vibes from her but i didnt like Aquaria at the beginning of her season.

Widow von du: wtf? Does that bitch not have joints? She was the clear winner. I did not expect to like her and now i f'ing love her. A big girl that can move like that is always intriguing. I dont like how she pads. I know being bigger to give yourself a body you have to go bigger but i think she goes to big

Nicky doll: super charming and another big fashion queen. I think she is going to be very popular with the fans.

Brita (filter) : hate hate hate the name. Thankfully they made her drop the filter part. Ive known about her pre drag race for quite awhile. A bit to cocky for me but i liked her personality. Her style is a bit basic imo but nothing wrong with it. Also didn't expect her to have such a coarse voice. Lol its weird especially when shes in drag.

Jackie Cox.: probably my least favorite this episode. Something about her make-up just looks like she's not wearing any. Idk how i feel about her at the moment. I loved the 60's style but i cant get over her face. It was interesting that most of the queens said she was their biggest competition. I think she is gonna be around til the end. But probably in a safe way.

Crystal methyd: again i hate the name. And i don't know how i feel about them quite yet. Her Freddy Krueger look was probably my favorite. But i have a feeling a lot of her looks are gonna be home made and "crafty". Which is okay but it tends to really stand out in challanges. But i guess we will see. Also the cutest mullet in the world. :P

Heidi N. Closet: wtf? The worst drag name ever. Im glad the judges immediately pointed that out. Lol. Having said that she is going to be the most popular this season. The personality is just awesome and she's a bit vulnerable. Everything about her is super cute and charming especially the tooth gap. :awesome:
Also really cute boy. :3

I really liked this episode. I thought the queens did really good in the mini and maxi challenge. It seems like this is gonna be a very freindly season and i like that. Especially with all the petty "drama" of last season. I even thought Nicki Minaj was a really good guest judge. And Ru has been looking amazing lately.

So for the first episode im happy with how this season started. We get 6 more queens next week. ( idk if im as excited to see them. Maybe some) i know im going to like Rock, Sherry, and Jaida. But we will see.....
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby GaySpacePirateKing » 2 March 2020, 23:21

I started watching sex education on netflix out of curiosity and I am surprised that I actually really like it. The main character Ottis is really likeable and he has the sweetest relationship with his best friend who is gay.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby erti » 3 March 2020, 00:00

I’ve been meaning to get back into watching some tv or Netflix or Hulu or Disney plus. I wanna watch some Disney shows I liked as a kid. Surprisingly the Simpsons episodes are also there.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby PopTart » 5 March 2020, 18:38

rxxli wrote:
René wrote:
rxxli wrote:
Subra wrote:Still haven't finished Star Trek Discovery season 2, I started watching it 8 months ago.

In reality you probably don’t want to finish it. I think I gave up on modern star-trek remakes. They are basically polished shit that misses the whole point of the original.

I thought Discovery got much better than it was in the beginning. :shrug:

And what about the Picard series? I haven't seen any of it yet, but I figure the fact that Patrick Stewart not only approves of it but is actually excited about it is a good sign.

Apparently the rest of season 1 was better. Season 2 was apparently utter trash.

Picard... they made a joke out of federation apparently. Seeing the following video has really turned me off actually watching it.

I cant decide if Picard is low key brilliant or just plain dull.

Honestly, as much as I loved Patrick Stewart's titular Picard back in the "TNG" days, I feel he is a tad old now, it shows. He was always somewhat regal in his maturity, but now he just seems infirm.

The plot has been pedestrian in pace and as you say, they have gone with a more edgy, culturally relevant (with current modernity) Federation, that is fighting against intolerance and other issues over its identity.

I think it's too soon to say of this will be a benefit for the show. I'm intrigued to see where the AI storyline will go, the whole Borg thing is interesting and if nothing else, Evan Evagora is easy on the eyes, as Elnor.

Time will tell.

I would say give it a try, with low expectations you might find it... not completely heinous?
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby PopTart » 5 March 2020, 18:40

GaySpacePirateKing wrote:I started watching sex education on netflix out of curiosity and I am surprised that I actually really like it. The main character Ottis is really likeable and he has the sweetest relationship with his best friend who is gay.

I was caught unawares by that one too, better than I had expected.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby rxxli » 5 March 2020, 21:28

PopTart wrote:I cant decide if Picard is low key brilliant or just plain dull.

Honestly, as much as I loved Patrick Stewart's titular Picard back in the "TNG" days, I feel he is a tad old now, it shows. He was always somewhat regal in his maturity, but now he just seems infirm.

The plot has been pedestrian in pace and as you say, they have gone with a more edgy, culturally relevant (with current modernity) Federation, that is fighting against intolerance and other issues over its identity.

I think it's too soon to say of this will be a benefit for the show. I'm intrigued to see where the AI storyline will go, the whole Borg thing is interesting and if nothing else, Evan Evagora is easy on the eyes, as Elnor.

Time will tell.

I would say give it a try, with low expectations you might find it... not completely heinous?

To be honest I have no interest to ever watch this show. Especially not from what I’ve heard/seen in the future episodes of RLM on this topic. They have turned star-trek into an action series with stupid catch phrases. Federation is supposed to represent the future that we aspire to not display what is wrong with our current political system.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 9 March 2020, 23:39

Drag race season 12 episode 2.
They did a split premiere this year. Im not gonna do a review of every episode. But i am gonna do the premier's and the finale. Maybe a half way one to.

So we got our final 6 queens this episode.
I did not like this episode or the queens nearly as much. I think i went in expecting not to and that may have effected it. Also the whole sherry thing but ill get into that. I think Jaida was the rightful winner this episode. But the episode as a whole was pretty lackluster. So onto the queens.

Rock M. Sakura: clearly the fan favorite this episode. I loved her fall/ spring runways but if there was a bottom 2 she would've been in it with dahlia sin. Her final runway look was awful. I got it. A tulle runway so she gave you PLENTY of tulle. From the moment she walked in i liked her and i still really like her.

Dahlia Sin: i wish she didnt remind me so much of aja. I know they work together but she looks like a prettier but dumber version of aja. Very pretty in make-up though and not an ugly guy either

Sherry Pie: Idk they disqualified her for catfishing some guys. Lol. I feel bad for the guys she catfished but also feel bad for her. Getting on drag race is IT for a drag queen. You go from being a club queen hosting in a city or two to traveling the world selling out arenas. And her career is now over when it should really just be starting. Also the drag race fans are ruthless. So im sure she is getting death threats and all kinds of hate. And apparently she does pretty good this season. ( like a few challange wins and top 4 good) so it's gonna be weird watching knowing she wont be in the finale and probably wont ever be doing drag again.
I didn't really like any of her looks. Especially the final runway. She did good in the song so i guess i see why she was top 2. But that tulle runway looked awful.

Jaida essence hall: i love black excellence like that. She is very pretty. She was an early favorite for me and i didnt really like her during the episode. But their looks were great. And i liked her much more after watching untucked. I expect them to become a favorite. Also i liked that she explained some about the difference between a drag queen and a female impersonator. Like a female impersonator can be a drag queen. But a drag queen isn't necessarily a female impersonator

Jan (just JAN. Lol. Its actually jan sport) i dont get why queens pick copywrited names. Cause she's pretty well known but as jan sport. She's in a pretty successful group called Stephanie's child and was on America's got talent. I didnt like her at first but she grew on me. I liked how she interpreted the "tulle" runway by using a tool runway. That was smart to stand out from the rest. She's gonna become even more popular i have no doubt on that.

Aiden zhane: i want to like her but i just dont. So far maybe my least favorite. Which i usually like that aesthetic but so far i get......meh... Guess ill see.

So that's our cast. Just gotta keep in mind that Sherry is basically not in the competition.but..... She is....lol. This is gonna be such a weird season.

Im looking forward to the next episode when the queens all meet each other.

This wasnt a bad episode. But the first episode was really good so it was hard to match.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Marmaduke » 14 March 2020, 08:36

rxxli wrote:
PopTart wrote:I cant decide if Picard is low key brilliant or just plain dull.

Honestly, as much as I loved Patrick Stewart's titular Picard back in the "TNG" days, I feel he is a tad old now, it shows. He was always somewhat regal in his maturity, but now he just seems infirm.

The plot has been pedestrian in pace and as you say, they have gone with a more edgy, culturally relevant (with current modernity) Federation, that is fighting against intolerance and other issues over its identity.

I think it's too soon to say of this will be a benefit for the show. I'm intrigued to see where the AI storyline will go, the whole Borg thing is interesting and if nothing else, Evan Evagora is easy on the eyes, as Elnor.

Time will tell.

I would say give it a try, with low expectations you might find it... not completely heinous?

To be honest I have no interest to ever watch this show. Especially not from what I’ve heard/seen in the future episodes of RLM on this topic. They have turned star-trek into an action series with stupid catch phrases. Federation is supposed to represent the future that we aspire to not display what is wrong with our current political system.

I quite like Picard. I think they’ve found a nice way of allowing themselves to take a more serialised approach to story telling, to have more character development and more opportunity to build tension and make reveals.

I think, without spoiling, they’ve been brutal in a couple of scenes and how characters were bought back into the story and how they were filmed. I as the viewer have felt genuinely uncomfortable watching, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. They’re testing the boundaries of the existing canon and aren’t giving you the story you want, but rather the story they want to tell. But they’re telling you their story framed by all the references and Easter eggs to ease you into accepting it and investing in it. I think it’s quite clever.

There have been episodes that were definitely too slow, and I feel like they really wanted to tell a story in 8 parts that Amazon wanted them to drag out into 12, so they met in the middle at 10. At the same time, they’ve got all this time that feel extra and there are still holes in returning characters stories that I find myself wondering why they weren’t filled. But on the whole, I think it’s pretty well told. I think a lot of the characters have their back story in the published canon as opposed to the televised, and the writers largely leave that back story as an inside line for the real Trekkies to enjoy. I’m not one of them, but if I was I think I’d enjoy that it was set out that way. That they’d given the fans something over and above the consumers for their time.

Visually, I think it’s great. I think Star Trek as a franchise has had a visual feel for a long time that has gotten to feel a little stagnant and Picard really punches it up and adjusts it to fit a 4K HDR platform. It’s a bit heavy handed with lens flare at times, but that’s probably just me.

I don’t think they should’ve branded it Star Trek: Picard. It’s not Star Trek. It’s Picard. It’s not boldly going where no man has gone before, it’s intrigue and it’s drama and it’s one character perspective on a story that has only an indirect link to the federation. I think that’s what’s annoying fans about it. It’s fundamentally not Star Trek. Its Solo to the Star Wars franchise. It’s the telling of a beloved character’s story outside of the core timeline. And as that, I think it’s well worth a watch.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby René » 14 March 2020, 15:01

Marmaduke wrote:
rxxli wrote:
PopTart wrote:I cant decide if Picard is low key brilliant or just plain dull.

Honestly, as much as I loved Patrick Stewart's titular Picard back in the "TNG" days, I feel he is a tad old now, it shows. He was always somewhat regal in his maturity, but now he just seems infirm.

The plot has been pedestrian in pace and as you say, they have gone with a more edgy, culturally relevant (with current modernity) Federation, that is fighting against intolerance and other issues over its identity.

I think it's too soon to say of this will be a benefit for the show. I'm intrigued to see where the AI storyline will go, the whole Borg thing is interesting and if nothing else, Evan Evagora is easy on the eyes, as Elnor.

Time will tell.

I would say give it a try, with low expectations you might find it... not completely heinous?

To be honest I have no interest to ever watch this show. Especially not from what I’ve heard/seen in the future episodes of RLM on this topic. They have turned star-trek into an action series with stupid catch phrases. Federation is supposed to represent the future that we aspire to not display what is wrong with our current political system.

I quite like Picard. I think they’ve found a nice way of allowing themselves to take a more serialised approach to story telling, to have more character development and more opportunity to build tension and make reveals.

I think, without spoiling, they’ve been brutal in a couple of scenes and how characters were bought back into the story and how they were filmed. I as the viewer have felt genuinely uncomfortable watching, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. They’re testing the boundaries of the existing canon and aren’t giving you the story you want, but rather the story they want to tell. But they’re telling you their story framed by all the references and Easter eggs to ease you into accepting it and investing in it. I think it’s quite clever.

There have been episodes that were definitely too slow, and I feel like they really wanted to tell a story in 8 parts that Amazon wanted them to drag out into 12, so they met in the middle at 10. At the same time, they’ve got all this time that feel extra and there are still holes in returning characters stories that I find myself wondering why they weren’t filled. But on the whole, I think it’s pretty well told. I think a lot of the characters have their back story in the published canon as opposed to the televised, and the writers largely leave that back story as an inside line for the real Trekkies to enjoy. I’m not one of them, but if I was I think I’d enjoy that it was set out that way. That they’d given the fans something over and above the consumers for their time.

Visually, I think it’s great. I think Star Trek as a franchise has had a visual feel for a long time that has gotten to feel a little stagnant and Picard really punches it up and adjusts it to fit a 4K HDR platform. It’s a bit heavy handed with lens flare at times, but that’s probably just me.

I don’t think they should’ve branded it Star Trek: Picard. It’s not Star Trek. It’s Picard. It’s not boldly going where no man has gone before, it’s intrigue and it’s drama and it’s one character perspective on a story that has only an indirect link to the federation. I think that’s what’s annoying fans about it. It’s fundamentally not Star Trek. Its Solo to the Star Wars franchise. It’s the telling of a beloved character’s story outside of the core timeline. And as that, I think it’s well worth a watch.

Thanks for sharing your perspective, Joe! :keke:

rxxli had almost convinced me to not even give it a try.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 14 March 2020, 15:53

I've been desperately trying to finally finish The Next Generation so I can start watching Picard.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Marmaduke » 14 March 2020, 15:58

Severelius wrote:I've been desperately trying to finally finish The Next Generation so I can start watching Picard.

You’ll probably wanna square away Voyager before you start too
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 14 March 2020, 16:13

Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:I've been desperately trying to finally finish The Next Generation so I can start watching Picard.

You’ll probably wanna square away Voyager before you start too

Well my original plan was to go:

1. Next Generation
2. Original Series
3. The 10 movies
4. Deep Space Nine
5. Voyager
6. Enterprise
7. Discovery
8. Picard

Because I never set myself easy goals.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby René » 14 March 2020, 17:15

Severelius wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:I've been desperately trying to finally finish The Next Generation so I can start watching Picard.

You’ll probably wanna square away Voyager before you start too

Well my original plan was to go:

1. Next Generation
2. Original Series
3. The 10 movies
4. Deep Space Nine
5. Voyager
6. Enterprise
7. Discovery
8. Picard

Because I never set myself easy goals.

DS9 is worth watching for sure. I also enjoyed TNG and Voyager a lot. I wouldn't bother with the original series and Enterprise necessarily to be honest.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 14 March 2020, 17:39

René wrote:
Severelius wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:I've been desperately trying to finally finish The Next Generation so I can start watching Picard.

You’ll probably wanna square away Voyager before you start too

Well my original plan was to go:

1. Next Generation
2. Original Series
3. The 10 movies
4. Deep Space Nine
5. Voyager
6. Enterprise
7. Discovery
8. Picard

Because I never set myself easy goals.

DS9 is worth watching for sure. I also enjoyed TNG and Voyager a lot. I wouldn't bother with the original series and Enterprise necessarily to be honest.

My obsessive completionist instinct won't allow me to skip them.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Marmaduke » 14 March 2020, 18:18

Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Severelius wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:I've been desperately trying to finally finish The Next Generation so I can start watching Picard.

You’ll probably wanna square away Voyager before you start too

Well my original plan was to go:

1. Next Generation
2. Original Series
3. The 10 movies
4. Deep Space Nine
5. Voyager
6. Enterprise
7. Discovery
8. Picard

Because I never set myself easy goals.

DS9 is worth watching for sure. I also enjoyed TNG and Voyager a lot. I wouldn't bother with the original series and Enterprise necessarily to be honest.

My obsessive completionist instinct won't allow me to skip them.

But it will let you watch them in an order seemingly free of any chronological sense?
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